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issues and delays with the irs. lawmakers steven miller the retiring and acting irs commissioner. >> this is problem that the irs being too large, too powerful, too inintrusive and too abusive of honest, hard working taxpayers. >> he couldn't remember all the names involved he did apologize for the actions of the irs. >> commissioner, i want to apologize on behalf of the irs for the mistakes we made and the poor service that we employed. affected organizations and american public deserve better. >> reporter: now, kelly, as you mentioned they will have a full house hearing on weed and we expect to hear from the official that first disclosed the agency's targets. >> kelly: thank you elizabeth. >> jamie: what is the next step for the white house? we learned that senior officials at obama administration's treasury department actually knew about the irs targeting as early as june 2012. think back. that was during the last presidential election campaign. bob cusack, good morning. i'm good but bob, bob, bob, what we have yet another scandal adding to benghazi and all. you said heads sho
that the alleged targeting was going on and now appointed by steven miller are by the way the man who testified today had such testy relations with the committee he promoted her into handling the whole oklahoma care account which is a big part of the irs job coming up in the years to come. when she was the head of this tax exempt division she got $100,000 total bonuses from 2009 to 2012 including $34,000 bonus in 2010. a $35,000 bonus in 2011. you are right, my colleague mark tapscott at the washington examiner uncovered the numbers and also says that a bonus that high generally has to go to the office of personnel management and then to the president for are approval. >> greta: she has gotten them during the obama administration. has been around the irs for some time. did she ever get them in the former administration? >> the biggest bonus was $34,000 under president bush. the irs gave out $92 million in bonuses from o the ground '9 to 2012. $5,500 an average of $5,500 employee. they have this kind of culture of bonuses at the irs. >> greta: it must be appropriated by congress. maybe one thing
are telling me that no one know hass is going on here. >> mike: steven miller salt there with a straight face and said the reason this happened is they were just trying to be so efficient. >> hilarious. let's not forget, steven miller was fired. he is is gone. now, i underand it obama did not -- obama did not take him out to the middle of times square and flog him like people might want. i think this is a fair point when you apply for tax exempt status does that make you immediately above the law? can we not ask a question as to whether or not your application is, correct? i think that is what they were trying to do. did they do it correctly? no. were they perhapses a bit overzealous? sure. >> about you do we as taxpayers get to have the convenient excuse sorry i didn't know. no, you end up in jail and they take your business and your bank accounts. we don't get that excuse you. why should they? >> i don't think it should be in the purview of the irs. if congress, if the do nothing congress had acted and given us better guidelines as to what constitutes a charitable organization or not we wou
by holding the firstd to hearing on the irs scandal. outgoing commissioner steven miller was called to testify before the house, ways and means committee and he had a lotto explaining to do.mean >> as acting commissioner, i want to apologize on behalf of the internal revenue service for the mistakes that we made and the poor service we provided. >> do you believe it is illegal for employees of the irs to create lists to target individual groups and citizens in thisindi country? >> i don't believe it is. ev the terms tea party, patriots were being used. p you justa acknowledged a minute ago they were outrageous, and then when you were asked about this after you were briefed about this, that was the answere you gave us? how can we not conclude that yos misled this committee? >> i did not mislead the meet committee. >> can you assure this committee that none of the information provided the irs by these groups was shared or given to any other federal agency? >> i would or be shocked, congressman, if that happened. shocked. >> i think they're just getting started. i would say this is the
. to your point, steven miller could tell you it was poor planning, it was nonpartisan, and by the way, we were trying to be more efficient making it a heroic action. he couldn't remember anything else. >> why isn't anybody scared to death about the fact that this scandal is in the irs? we're increasingly at the mercy of this police force. it has greater and greater power. >> the system works, dagen. >> we've got a whole i new set f tax brackets. >> this isn't about the tax code. >> by the way. >> it's going to have to police the health program. >> do you really think those tax-exempt groups that they targeted, i know they're right wing, do you think they should be tax-exempt? the problem is they're focusing on one type. those groups are political action committees. >> hold on one second. >> wait a minute. >> that's not the argument here. >> i agree. i know all that. >> let's be honest before we start casting aspersions. they went after groups that chanticleeshould not be tax-exe. >> said who? >> why shouldn't they be tax-exempt? >> they were looking to find out who was on the political ac
that from the acting commissioner before he was fired this week, steven miller. that is not true. >> right, the people of ohio must be delighted to know that cincinnati is some political back water all of a sudden. by the way, this is a situation where they had specifically centralized all of the looking at tax exempt groups into cincinnati. oh, guess what we weren't paying any attention over there. that whole line is absurd, quite aside from whatever coordination there was as this information was run up to the chain to washington. >> paul: we also know there were letters sent from democrats in capitol hill including max balk us, chuck schumer a very powerful democrat essentially challenging the irs to go after these tax exempt groups. there a sense, while we don't know to what extent the irs, at least we don't know how they were responding to those requests. the it could have been a motive for the irs? >> for sure. no question about it. guess what, they have newspapers and tvs in cincinnati and the request coming from coming, the suggestion that these groups were dark money groups that re
someone behind bars? >> that was president doing damage control. steven miller was planning to leave anyway on june 1st. this is very convenient scapegoat for the president. what the president wants to do is make a bad story go away. it's not going to happen. we're going to hold hearings in congress and in the ways and means committee. we're going to follow the facts. where the facts take us that is where we're going to go. big question, what did the white house know, how is the white house connected, who made this order -- it isn't just the irs, it's all federal agencies freakishly managed to make decisions to help the president's reelection effort. that is what this is about. we need to get some answers but more importantly the american people need to have the confidence restored. we can't have the irs, we can't have them enforce obamacare. >> eric: president said he found out about the irs issue when he saw it on the news. if you believe it, who the heck is running the place? >> that the question. that is why, the best thing the president could do is say i'm directing everyone in
. steven miller, he didn't come there with the answers, although he did apologize for the actions, saying, quote, the irs made mistakes and made poor service in his apology. but is that enough? do we have to go farther and deeper than just an apology? >> this is too important to simply accept an apology or a couple of resignations. we have to get to the bottom of this. we have to get down to the bottom of the rot that is at the irs and clean this up. the american people have to have trust in their system of government. and the irs is perhaps the most powerful agency in all of our government, especially as it deals with average citizens across this country, the taxpayer. there has to be an element of trust and we have to get to the bottom of this. >> you know, if this was an average citizen who had been in violation with the irs, the irs would come after that average citizen, tooth and nail, relentless in their pursuit and causing a lot of disturbance with fines or the threat of going to jail. what kind of measure, of discipline can you take to get to the irs to the table and say, mea culp
, a few rogue employees. we heard that from the acting commissioner before he was fired this week, steven miller. that's not true. >> right. by the way, the people of ohio must be delighted to know that cincinnati is now some sort of political backwater all of a sudden. by the way, this is a situation where they had specifically centralized all of the looking at this, these tax exempt organizations in cincinnati. then they turn around and say, oh, whoops. actually guess what? we weren't paying any attention over there. so that whole line is really sort of absurd. quite a side, by the way, from whatever coordination there was as this information was run up to the chain to washington, which we now know it was as early as 2011. >> we also know there was some letters that had been sent from democrats on capitol hill, including max baucus, the head of the senate finance committee, chuck schumer, very powerful democrat on the finance committee, essentially challenging the irs to go after these tax exempt groups. so there is a sense -- while we don't know to what extent the irs at least we don'
steven miller was asked to testify before the house ways and means committee. >> as acting commissioner i want to apologize on behalf of the irs for mistakes we made and poor service we provided. >> do you believe it is illegal for employees of the irs to create lists to targeted individual groups and citizens in this country? >> i don't believe it is. >> you know the terms tea party patriots were being used and you acknowledged they were outrageous. when you were asked about this after you were briefed that was the answer i gave snus how can we conclude you mislead the committee? >> i did not. >> can you assure this committee that none of this information by was shared or given to any other federal agency? >> i would be shocked, congressman, if that happened. >> kimberly: i think they are just getting started. i would say this is the tip of the iceberg. >> eric: yesterday, we ran the soundbite of eric holder. the sound on tape montage, i don't know, i don't know. i can't say. i don't know. we did about 20 of them. we could have done 50 of them. we got a lot of that today. he did say it w
trying to be so efficient. >> what's the promotion point. steven miller was fired he's gone. i understand obama does not -- did not take him out in the middle of times square and following him like people maybe would want but he is gone. i think this is a fair link. when you apply to tax exempt status can we not ask a question whether or not your application is correct. they do it correctly? no. perhaps a bit over zealous. >> we as taxpayers in the irs we get to have a convenient excuse sore he whii didn't know. they would take your business take your bank account. >> i don't think it would be in the purview of the irs it would be in the purview of congress. if the do nothing congress had acted and given us a guideline as to what constitutes a terrorist organization or not. >> let me ask you this. here is the question. the problem is not that they went through the forms and were diligent they were only diligent with one side they didn't put that to left wing groups. >> there are a lot of progressive groups in texas saying i didn't know it was illegal for the irs to ask me at that question
of retribution. so when you have a hearing, especially of this magnitude and steven miller comes apparently unprepared, what's your reaction to what you saw yesterday? >> this is typical from the administration. this is the way they play it. they say, we didn't get the information. we weren't aware of it. we're still investigating it. and it's a constant slow walk. what really occurred in this situation was nonprofit groups that were conservative made an application. they were asked for a lot of additional paperwork that liberal groups were not asked for and they were never given an answer. this is the pattern of this administration. multiple agencies do it. it's as clear as things like the keystone pipeline. there are people talking about the keystone pipeline say why is that such a big deal? that's exactly what it is. every previous administration has -- this one constantly asks for more paperwork and delays in giving an answer. they don't say no, they just never give an answer. it's epa, it's in the department of education. it's in the state department. it's in the irs. this is not some
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